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The Artesia Experience | Noble Law Firm

Thanks to Jose Luis Benavides for passing on this update from inside the Artesia detention center. It reminds me of the OAKDALE, Louisiana detention center set up in the pine woods of central Louisiana in the 1980s. 107 more words

Human Rights Abuses

Thich Nhat Han

In really dark times, my last resort is always to turn to the words of this brave person. He has been speaking out against violence and representing compassion, understanding and reason since the war in Vietnam, his birthplace. 53 more words

Memory

Wrong Turn Lands U.S.M.C. Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi in Mexican Federal Prison

Change.org Petition Update

Here is the link to sign the petition at Change.org   https://www.change.org/petitions/release-u-s-m-c-sgt-tahmooressi-imprisoned-in-mexico

Petitioning John Kerry (Secretary of State)

Release U.S.M.C. Sgt. Tahmooressi imprisoned in Mexico… 422 more words

Violence

He's So Dumb

Breakup – kind of rough

Slashed tires, smash windshield

Death came to a blameless ride

Grunting, yelling my name – Like Brando

I pensively look on – … 17 more words

Life

IDF Begins Ground Surge Into Occupied Palestine | APNS Novaĵagentejo

APNS /North America — Israel Defense Forces spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner confirms via his Twitter account @LTCPeterLerner that the State of Israel has launched its ‘Operation Protective Edge’ ground operation against the Indigenous Palestinian community enclosed within the Gaza Strip region of the occupied territories. 21 more words

International

Honduran President Wants a ‘Plan Colombia’ for Central America...Panamerican Post

By all means, let’s INCREASE military and security payouts to corrupt military and police in Central American countries.  Remember that the murder rate in Ciudad Juarez exploded to nearly 300 homicides per 100,000 people AFTER the Plan Merida inspired military surge into the state of Chihuahua…  Honduras already has a murder rate of 100… And the city of San Pedro Sula’s murder rate approaches 200.   54 more words

Ciudad Juárez